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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 28 Feb 2012 - 22:10

    We're heading away for the weekend to Connemara, the largest part of Ireland where Irish is still the main language. Will take some photos if the weather is good. The scenery there is stunning ( very like Scotland's west coast). We got a 2 bed apartment in a very good hotel for ourselves & 3 kids, 2 breakfasts and one evening meal for 215 euro. This time of year , it shouldn't have too many tourists so it will be a real "get away from it all" which I feckin need badly.

    (Must learn how to post those google maps photos)






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    Post by Gypsy on Tue 28 Feb 2012 - 22:18

    Sounds nice, so yes learn how to post Google maps and make sure you take your camera. Connemara 3318427985
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    Post by Mermaid on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 7:21

    Have a lovely time



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 16:24

    Sounds a bargain to me Dermo! Hope the weather's OK.



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    Post by Topdog on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 16:36

    Have a good one D.
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    Post by Jimandsi on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 20:48


    Make sure you take a map and a compass with you D.

    I toured the area years ago on a motorbike and it took me ages to get out.

    Very few signposts and the ones they did have were pointing in the wrong directions. Connemara 3025408739

    PLUS ..... the distance figure on the signposts didn't say whether it was miles or kilometres. 🤣

    Fantastic holiday, I'll go back one day - on my mobility scooter !

    Enjoy.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 20:52

    Connemara 3025408739 Connemara 3025408739Signposts over here are only suggestions not directions Connemara 3025408739






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    Post by Jimandsi on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 20:56


    I had the same problem touring the Ring of Kerry.

    Then I cracked it - found the sea and kept it on my left till I got to Tralee. Connemara 3025408739



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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 21:04

    I'm going there in 4 weeks time Jim. Hopefully, I'll climb Skellig Michael (weather permitting). I'm going to video it and post it here.






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 29 Feb 2012 - 21:20

    3rdforum wrote:I'm going there in 4 weeks time Jim. Hopefully, I'll climb Skellig Michael (weather permitting). I'm going to video it and post it here.

    Where's that piccy of your dry stone dyke! You were so doped up on pain-killers you forgot didn't you? Connemara 3025408739



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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 2 Mar 2012 - 12:33

    The Lone Ranger wrote:
    3rdforum wrote:I'm going there in 4 weeks time Jim. Hopefully, I'll climb Skellig Michael (weather permitting). I'm going to video it and post it here.

    Where's that piccy of your dry stone dyke! You were so doped up on pain-killers you forgot didn't you? Connemara 3025408739

    Only saw your post now Cam. What the feck are you on about?

    anyway, we're off to Connemara. Won't be on much over next few days. My mum is going into hospital for tests on Sunday ( she now weights 6 stone) and I'll have my dad staying with us. will check in tomorrow evening if I can.






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 2 Mar 2012 - 16:13

    3rdforum wrote:
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    3rdforum wrote:I'm going there in 4 weeks time Jim. Hopefully, I'll climb Skellig Michael (weather permitting). I'm going to video it and post it here.

    Where's that piccy of your dry stone dyke! You were so doped up on pain-killers you forgot didn't you? Connemara 3025408739

    Only saw your post now Cam. What the feck are you on about?

    anyway, we're off to Connemara. Won't be on much over next few days. My mum is going into hospital for tests on Sunday ( she now weights 6 stone) and I'll have my dad staying with us. will check in tomorrow evening if I can.

    You said you built a drystone wall round your garden. (Every self respecting Galwayonian has one, you said). I said, show us a piccie then. You said what the feck are you on about... Connemara 3025408739



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    Post by Topdog on Fri 2 Mar 2012 - 17:55

    Have a good break.
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 2 Mar 2012 - 23:25

    Yeh, go Dermot. But beware that Ring Of Kerry, as in Catona. Wouldn't touch it with yours mate!



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    Post by Topdog on Sat 3 Mar 2012 - 10:29

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Yeh, go Dermot. But beware that Ring Of Kerry, as in Catona. Wouldn't touch it with yours mate!
    Eric was ok though.
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 17:13

    You may think its ok, right.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 17:15

    Just back from break. Had a great time. Will post photos in due course. Have to go. Wont be on much this week. Mum in hospital and got home to the news that my cousin was killed in Australia.






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    Post by Mermaid on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 18:20

    sorry to hear that 3D after yor nice weekend.



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    Post by Gypsy on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 20:35

    omg so sorry to hear this. Make sure you and yours stay safe xx
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    Post by Topdog on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 20:37

    All the best D.
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 4 Mar 2012 - 20:40

    Sorry for your troubles Dermo, take care mate.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 9 Mar 2012 - 19:10

    Here are some photos of our trip to Connemara. We stayed in a town called Clifden on Ireland's west coast.

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    The hotel we stayed in was called the Clifden Station House hotel which as the name suggests was the old railway station. The complex had 6 blocks of apartments/rooms, some small shops, an art gallery, a museum restaurants and bars. Actually, they had a pub situated in the old waiting rooms and signal cabin.
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    CLIFDEN TOWN AND HARBOUR ( Some are my own photos, some I lifted from Google Images)
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    There were castle ruins everywhere and a couple that were restored


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    There were beaches seemingly around every turn, with turquoise seas and soft white beaches
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    This is the spot where Allcock and Browne crashed after making the first successful trans-Atlantic flight ( though how it can be called successful seeing as they crashed is beyond me). It is also the site of the first trans Atlantic radio transmission station. I don't know what the white monument is meant to represent but it is the spot where the plane came down.
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    This is Kylemore Abbey, once one of the world's most exclusive boarding schools for girls
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    These photos were taken from the "Sky Road" outside Clifden. I'm assuming its called this because when you drive it, its so steep sometimes that all you can see is sky in front of you.
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    Finally, a photo of Clifden town. I wish I could explain better but the scenery is so much better than my pathetic camera skills show. There's something wierd about the light in Connemara. Everything is in HD. It must be the lack of pollution ( both light pollution and the normal stuff). Anyway, hope you enjoy
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    Post by Gypsy on Fri 9 Mar 2012 - 19:13

    It looks lovely - cold but lovely
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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 9 Mar 2012 - 19:16

    It was actually mild enough ( by our standards ). The coats were more of a protection from the wind rather than the cold. That being said, I wasn't reaching for the bottle of Amber Solaire! Connemara 3025408739






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    Post by Mermaid on Fri 9 Mar 2012 - 19:18

    loved the pics.



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